For drag racing fans, Father's Day shopping will be a breeze this year. With the June 18-20 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, there are several ticket options available to help make this a Father's Day weekend dad will never forget.

To celebrate the day, ticket prices for Sunday's action begin at only $20, a much better value than another tacky Father's Day tie. For those who want to get their dad the ultimate gift, an entire weekend in Thunder Valley, a three-day combo ticket is available starting at just $79.

With Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars streaking through the picturesque valley at speeds in excess of 300 mph, every dad in the grandstands will appreciate the ground-pounding action of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Throw in the highly-competitive Pro Stock category and the thrilling Pro Mods and it is a must-see event on every father's wish list.

Larry Dixon, a five-time winner on Father's Day, and Brandon Bernstein look to unseat defending Top Fuel event winner Tony Schumacher, while Funny Car megastar John Force hopes to keep riding an early-season hot streak all the way to Thunder Valley. Pro Stock's Greg Anderson and Jeg Coughlin will slug it out with the rest of the factory hot rods as local favorite Allen Johnson, from nearby Greeneville, looks to add his name to the Bristol Pro Stock winner's column. 

Three-day combo and single-day event tickets are available. Every ticket is a pit pass, allowing fans to get up-close to the teams as they thrash to prepare their cars for the next round of competition. Fans also can meet the fearless men and women who pilot these extreme machines and feel the unique experience that is the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.

Gates open at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 18 with the first round of Pro Qualifying slated for 5 p.m.  The pro cars will return at 7:30 for the exciting night qualifying round. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 19 with Pro Qualifying set for 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday's action kicks off when gates open at 9:30 a.m. and Final Eliminations crank up at 12:00 noon. 

Ticket prices are as follows: Friday -- Sections A - D $30 Adult / $10 Junior; Sections E - U $35 Adult / $10 Junior; Thunder Terrace $35 Adult / $10 Junior, Saturday -- Sections A - D $45 Adult / $15 Junior; Sections E - U $55 Adult / $25 Junior; Thunder Terrace $55 Adult / $25 Junior, Sunday -- Sections A- B $20 Adult / $10 Junior, Sections C - D $45 Adult / $15 Junior, Section E - P $55 Adult/ $25 Junior, Section Q - U $20 Adult/$10 Junior, Thunder Terrace $55 Adult / $25 Junior. Weekend combos are: Sections A - B $79 Adult / $30 Junior, Section C - D $95 Adult/$30 Junior, Sections E - P $120 Adult / $50 Junior, Sections Q - U $95 Adult/$30 Junior and Thunder Terrace $120 Adult / $50 Junior. Thunder Valley Club admission for three days is $300 for adults and $100 for juniors. Three day Bruton's Suite admission is $450 for both adults and juniors.

To purchase tickets, please call the Bristol ticket office at 423-989-6900 or visit